Neuroradiology Fellowship Program
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Neuroradiology Fellowship Program

Shifteh, Keivan, MD

Fellowship Program Director:
Dr. Keivan Shifteh, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
Director, Head & Neck Imaging

The Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers two, one-year positions to the ACGME accredited program. Additionally, a two-year program is available for those interested. Providing comprehensive training in the multidisciplinary integration of neuroimaging and clinical data in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-ophthalmology, and otorhinolaryngology, this program boasts major strength in both pediatric neuroradiology and otorhinolaryngology.

Our Division is composed of eleven CAQ certified faculty members including section leaders for neurointerventional, head and neck imaging and research. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching with a collegial spirit and is committed to only the highest standards of clinical care.

Curriculum

The program’s extensive curriculum includes research, clinical, and teaching opportunities. Our trainees are offered graded clinical responsibility in the interpretation of diagnostic cross sectional and advanced neuroimaging studies and in performing and interpreting neurointerventional procedures, including:

  • Myelography
  • Angiography
  • Spinal and cerebral embolizations
  • Vertebroplasty
  • CT guided biopsy
  • Pain management procedures

Fellows are exposed to a high volume of cases, a broad spectrum of pathology, state-of-the-art equipment and work with a variety of departments including neurosurgical subspecialties (brain, skull base, vascular and spine), ENT surgical, and adult and pediatric neurologists.
Approximately 25% of cases come from the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)—ranked as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report—giving fellows extensive experience in pediatric neuroradiology. Additionally, fellows gain clinical experience in the use of advanced MR imaging techniques including MR perfusion, diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI and MR spectroscopy. Over time, fellows are given increasing responsibility for clinical consultations, conferences, and performance of procedures.

We have an active neuroradiology conference schedule including introductory courses on:

  • MRI physics and diagnostic cerebral angiography
  • Pediatric and adult brain tumor board
  • Head and neck tumor board
  • Neurosurgical vascular conference
  • Neurology stroke conference and journal club

 

Many educational and research opportunities are available to interested fellows. In recent years, several fellows have presented and published their work, and have received awards at national scientific meetings.

Salary and Benefits

Montefiore Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including four weeks of vacation and one funded conference week for fellows. Subsidized housing is available close to the Moses Division and in Riverdale. Fellows also receive a daily meal stipend, which may be used at all food stations at Montefiore Medical Center Moses, as well as reduced rates for monthly parking.

Location

Montefiore Medical Center is located in a pleasant residential section of the North Bronx, close to the Westchester border and several major highways. Residents, fellows, and faculty easily commute from Manhattan, Westchester, Connecticut, Rockland County and New Jersey.
Montefiore housing is available in Riverdale (10 minutes away) and also on the Medical Center grounds.
We encourage all interested applicants to learn more about our generous compensation and benefits package as well as additional resources and amenities

Requirements for fellowship candidates

Fellows must obtain a valid license to practice medicine in New York State prior to commencing their duties.

How to Apply:

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Montefiore Medical Center fellowship program. We are participating in the neuroradiology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). All applicants must register with NRMP and must complete the application process.
Please send the following materials to the address below:

  • Curriculum vita
  • Personal statement of career objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completed universal fellowship application form (can be downloaded from www.apdr.org/residents/fellowships.cfm)

Montefiore Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Attn: Emily Ofrias
111 E 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467

Contact

Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Keivan Shifteh, MD
KSHIFTEH@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4030

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Emily Ofrias
Telephone: 718-920-5506 
Fax: 718-920-4854 
Email: eofrias@montefiore.org